How To Copy A Task In Asana
Last Updated: October 19, 2020
If you’re using Asana as your primary task management tool for your projects, there is a chance that you need tasks with similar workflows. Instead of manually creating each one of them for your projects, you can opt to duplicate the item to save some time. Here’s a quick guide on how to copy a task on Asana.
Asana is one of the best collaboration and tools out there. The platform allows teams to manage various projects and tasks in a single workspace. With its flexibility and its capability to host an unlimited number of projects, it’s the perfect task management tool for your team.
If you’re working with a team on a large project, there are times where you need to ensure that everyone knows the right process and setup of some tasks. But instead of creating a new one manually, you can create a template in which everyone on your team can copy as a reference for their work.
While the process of copying tasks may seem simple at first, that’s not the case in Asana. The platform doesn’t have a feature where you can copy and paste a task that includes all of its details and information.
What you can do is duplicate the task and rename it afterward. Although duplication is a pretty handy feature, you can only do one item at a time.
How to duplicate a task in Asana
There are a couple of methods to duplicate a task in your project. You can do it from the List view, Board layout, and from the details of each one of them. However, you can only do this on the Asana web client, as the feature is not yet available on the mobile version of the platform.
Follow this quick step-by-step tutorial below to duplicate a task on Asana.
- Visit Asana and sign-in to your account.
- Open a project and head over to the List view.
- Hover on a task you want to copy and click Details to open its right pane (task details).
- Click the three dots icon on the pane to access more task actions.
- Select “Duplicate task.”
- Change the task name and identify the task components that you want to duplicate as well.
- Click “Create New Task.”
Note: You can only duplicate one task at a time.
After duplicating the item, you can then move it to other sections or parts of your project. You can also use the duplicate to copy tasks to another project.
How to copy a task to another project
There are times where your projects need tasks with similar workflows. Instead of adding them and typing their details manually, you can copy them from one project to another.
Unfortunately, Asana doesn’t have a feature where you can easily copy and paste tasks. One of the only things you can do is duplicate one first and then proceed to move it to another project.
Here’s a quick tutorial on how to copy a task to another project on the List layout:
- Open a project in Asana and head over to the List view.
- Duplicate the tasks that you want to copy.
- Hover on the duplicate task that you want to move.
To move multiple non-adjacent items, press and hold CTRL on your keyboard before you select the tasks. On the other hand, you can Click + Shift +Click on them as well.
- Drag and drop the items to another project in the sidebar. Make sure to hover your mouse pointer on the task and left-click the grid icon first before you drag it.
There are times where you need more tasks with similar or repeatable workflows on Asana. So instead of creating one from scratch, you can copy one along with its details to save you time and effort.
While the platform doesn’t have a feature where you can copy and paste tasks directly, you can duplicate them along with their components instead. As you go through the process of duplicating, you get to choose which part of the task to include on the new copy.
Now that you know how to copy a task in Asana, you’ll save time and effort in creating one with repeatable workflows and similar details. Just remember that you can’t duplicate multiple items at the same time.
That’s all from us! We hope that you found our article helpful in managing your tasks in Asana. For more tips, tricks, and guides, bookmark us, and don’t forget to visit our page daily.